Paneer Kheer / Paneer Payasam

A quick and easy dessert recipe which can be made for any festival. This is a rich and mouth-watering kheer that can prepared in very less time.

You can use store bought fresh paneer / frozen paneer. Using fresh paneer gives better results.

Ingredients (Serves 3)

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins
  • Full fat milk – 2.5 cups
  • Paneer – 3/4 cup, crumbled
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Cardamom – 2, crushed
  • Mixed nuts – 3 tbsp
  • Saffron – 10 to 12 strands
  • Rose Essence – 1/8 tsp


  • Boil milk in a pan. Stir well in medium flame and wait for it to thicken.
  • After around 7 mins, add sugar and few saffron strands, crushed cardamom and mix well.
  • Let it boil for 3 mins. Now add the crumbled paneer and continue to cook for 2 mins.
  • Add the remaining saffron strands and the nuts.
  • Add the rose essence and mix well.
  • When it starts to boil, switch off the flame.

You can serve it hot or cold !! I loved the chilled kheer !!

Key Points

  • Use full fat milk for a rich taste.
  • The colour gets brighter with time. I love the colour.
  • If using frozen paneer, immerse it in hot water till use and crumble.

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